Comments & Replies: 1 Topics: business valuation, buying a business, due diligence, for sale by owner, selling a business
Profile: How do you get an accurate valuation on an auto repair business? While advising several sellers and buyers of auto repair shops, several key factors seem to keep working in the value equation of the auto repair businesses being purchased or sold. BBN Manager Spencer Siegel leads this discussion.
Key Words: spencer siegel, auto, auto repair, transmission, auto repair shops
Comments & Replies: 10 Topics: broker cooperation, business brokers, buying a business, for sale by owner, pocket listings, selling a business
Profile: What percentage of businesses for sale that are advertised and/or sold are pocket listings? What is the best way to find out about pocket listings? Are they advertised? Are they a big part of the businesses sold marketplace? In this Discussion on BBN multiple brokers, agents, BBN Members weigh in.
Key Words: pocket listings, open listings, pocket listing, peter siegel mba
Comments & Replies: 11 Topics: advertising, buying a business, for sale by owner, non disclosures, selling a business
Profile: Recently a business owner asked me on the phone, "Why do you keep the sale of a business confidential? How do you keep the sale confidential - any good tips?" Multiple BBN Members weigh in on this topic and give some very good reasons why confidentiality is so important to both sellers and buyers.
Key Words: nda, confidentiality agreement, non disclosure agreement, confidentiality, confidential
Comments & Replies: 14 Topics: for sale by owner, landlords, selling a business
Profile: While there may be exceptions, I believe the best practice is to let the land owner know about your plans to sell the business - meaning a new tenant for him or her - before you begin marketing the company for sale. There are two schools of thought on this important question. BBN Members weigh in.
Key Words: landlord, landlords, lease, leases, leasing
Comments & Replies: 10 Topics: business brokers, buying a business, due diligence, escrow bulk sales, for sale by owner, selling a business
Profile: A business buyer asked: “I just made an offer to buy a business and would like to know what items I should get from the seller to initiate and complete due diligence of the business. Also, how much time should I allocate for successfully completing the due diligence process - 1 week? 4 weeks?”
Key Words: due diligence, confidentiality, due diligence process, tim cunha
Comments & Replies: 22 Topics: for sale by owner, legal issues, selling a business
Profile: A business owner/seller on BizBenNetwork just posed this question to me in a BBN Facilitator Session: “What are the best practices for avoiding lawsuits, possible litigation when selling a business?” In this discussion, we discuss many angles and ideas on this topic for sellers, brokers, and agents.
Key Words: selling a business, legal, attorney, sell a business, legal issues